Alaska Kayak Academy


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In a Nutshell

On Wasilla Lake, instructors teach entry-level kayakers basic skills, such as sweep and rudder strokes, launching, and stopping

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Promotional value expires Aug 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required; subject to weather. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Cannot exceed 275lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Kayaking is one of the best ways to connect with Mother Nature, followed closely by handcuffing yourself to a maple sapling. Explore the great outdoors this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $35 for a two-hour beginners’ kayaking class for one (a $70 value)
  • $69 for a two-hour beginners’ kayaking class for two (a $140 value)
  • $129 for a two-hour beginners’ kayaking class for four (a $280 value)

In the Introduction to Kayaking class, instructors teach entry-level kayakers how to navigate the waters of both lake and sea. Skills learned include how to drive the kayak, how to slide up to a dock, how to stop and back up without spinning, paddling straight, making effortless turns and entering and exiting the kayak in deep water. All equipment is included. Classes are held on Wasilla Lake on Wednesday–Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Alaska Kayak Academy

The instructors at Alaska Kayak Academy share their love for sea kayaking by training and leading adventures in Alaska's rivers and coastal waters. Scheduled year-round, classes range from basic paddling instruction to deep-water rescue techniques. Guided trips cater to all levels of paddlers, with day trips along salmon runs and through the glacial ice of Prince William Sound. Rentals equip paddlers for independent exploration, refining skills, and humming quietly to themselves in peace. Alaska Kayak Academy also encompasses a store, where staff advise on gear such as new and used kayaks and the trendiest way to don a life jacket.

Customer Reviews

The instructor was fantastic and made learning to kayak very fun! My husband, daughter, and I loved it! We will be going back next summer!
DC R. · November 14, 2013
This was a great deal- price aside, I will definatly be returning for the other great trips they offer!
Becky S. · August 6, 2013
Pleasant and knowledgable instructor. I would definitely recommend.
Ashleigh D. · July 7, 2013
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    2201 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy.

    Wasilla, AK 99654


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